Andrew Clarke

2015 Graduate
Bachelor of Visual Art

After drawing incessantly for most of his life, and completing a degree in law, Andrew decided to return to university to obtain a formal arts education. 

‘I first enrolled at the University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts, but later transitioned to Adelaide Central School of Art, as I was desirous of obtaining the skill-based instruction I had heard was offered there.  

My time at the School of Art was a profound experience.  Not only did I receive the technical instruction I was seeking, but also an expansion of my awareness and appreciation of the myriad of forms of which art partakes.’

Along with a number of Adelaide Central School of Art students and graduates, Andrew was one of the founding members of the artist-run gallery and studios, Floating Goose Studios, and remains highly involved in the management of that art space. 

He had his first exhibition at Floating Goose Studios in 2014 (whilst still a student), was a finalist for the Moran Prize in 2015, and had his first solo exhibition at BMGART, Adelaide, in 2016 (immediately after graduating). Andrew’s work was selected for the renowned Salon de Refuses (alternative selection Archibald Prize) in 2016, and his work was exhibited at Hill Smith Gallery in 2017. He currently teaches drawing in the Education Department at Flinders University.

‘The education I received at Adelaide Central School of Art not only prepared me in terms of developing my own artistic practice, but also gave me the professional skill set necessary for the management of an artist-run space, such as writing grant applications, the curation of exhibitions and gallery installation.’